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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 27 $15,698 $17,349
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $16,447 $18,149
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LX 20 27 $16,710 $18,574
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,459 $19,374
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,104
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,499
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.1 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.92 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3181 3336
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.7L/162 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .81
 
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